To: All Texans
Subject: The Smart Electric Meter
Date: September 1, 2014
This message is for you if you have any interest in having the smart meter on your home removed and replaced with an analog meter.
I will provide a little background information for your consideration.
The movement for a smart electric grid commenced several years ago while we paid no attention to what our representatives were doing. The ultimate goal is to establish one electric grid for the world.
At this time Texas has its own electric grid. The world grid would permit taking electric power from Texas and moving it to China if that is where power was needed. This is the purpose of the world grid.
The Texas legislature passed a bill to start the move toward the world grid. The Governor signed the bill and passed it to the Public Utilities Commission [3 commissioners appointed by the Governor] to enforce. The PUC is the enforcer of utilities laws. In the implantation of the smart grid law the PUC agreed with the electric providers to demand all users have the smart meter whereas the law said users should be encouraged to have the smart meter installed. Herein lays the problem we are faced with today. The PUC [unelected commissioners] have issued a rule with the force of law that demands that all users have the smart meter. A group of citizens have risen up against such tyranny and have succeeded in having the legislature tell the PUC to provide an opt-out for the smart meter. The PUC after many months has published such a rule. However the rule requires the user [customer] pay a large up front [one time] charge and the pay a monthly fee to not have the meter. I ask you “What do you get for these funds”. My answer is NOTHING. You had the analog meter until the provider changed it and you’ve had you meter read by the provider from the first month of service. So why pay for the reading twice each month?
The PUC issued the opt-out rule without a public hearing the fact is they denied a public hearing request by citizens of Texas.
The citizens group has filed an appeal in court asking the court to force the PUC to hold a public hearing. There are issues that to date the PUC has refused to hear. The public hearing will allow the citizens their day in court.
We encourage you to join us in fighting for our rights. Information on our appeal was written by Thelma Taomina and I placed it below for you to read.
Please plan to attend to help. Please let me know if you can help us.
Texans Against Smart Meters
Message below is from: Thelma Taormina
On December 2, 2014 an appeal that has been filed with the Travis County Court will be heard. The complaint filed is regarding a denial by the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a Full Public Hearing on the issue of Advanced Meters (aka Smart Meters).
The appeal is asking for the Judge to order the PUC of TX to order a Full Public Hearing on the “Proposed Rule(s)” initiated by 193 Texans. The PUC of TX wrongly denied the citizens of TX a full public hearing regarding concerns over the privacy concerns and health issues relating to the smart meters.
At this first court appearance we will be asking the Judge to order the PUC of TX to follow not only the laws in TX, but also the PUC’s own rules as set up by the Commission.
We are asking individuals to please attend this court hearing to impress upon the Judge that it is not only a handful of Texans who are concerned about the smart meters and the issues raised concerning privacy and health. The more people who attend the hearing will prove to the Judge and all in attendance that Texans are seriously concerned about this issue.